As you explore the wonderful world of Athia in Square Enix's latest RPG game, you'll realize that the Forspoken map is a large expanse. 'Just how big is it,?' you might be wondering; well, an avid Forspoken fan has answered your question.
u/SlurryBlender claims that they "used the custom waypoint feature to do a very basic set of measurements of Athia's landmass," including removal of a few shapes around the edges, and removing the unplayable areas inside the map.
Athia's playable zone is about the size of Manhattan, one of the most famous boroughs in New York City, and it's not lost on me that the protagonist in the fantasy game, Frey, is also from the Big Apple — is it coincidence or clever engineering on the part of Luminous?
Athia is "2.5 times the size of Skyrim, 1.5 times the size of Breath of the Wild, and 1.3 times the size of Red Dead Redemption 2."
All of these values are estimates, but it's still a cool little insight into Athia's design. Having driven around it for what seems like hours to see the sights and try out Frey's newfound abilities, it certainly feels like a big place. Many of which I've yet to discover
If you, like me, are on a somewhat useless quest to persuade players that Forspoken isn't awful, here's a list of the Forspoken system requirements to encourage your pals. Even the finest graphics cards are failing, so please forgive me later.